Journalist Ben Westhoff Investigates the Deadliest Wave of the Opioid Epidemic in Fentanyl, Inc.

    When award-winning journalist Ben Westhoff began covering the Electronic Dance Music scene in 2015 for L.A. Weekly, he noticed a disturbing trend. People were dying from party drugs at EDM events. For the next four years, Westhoff (Original Gangstas, Dirty South), followed the deadly trail of fentanyl, a drug that was created for legitimate medical use before Mexican cartels began adding illicit, Chinese-made fentanyl to heroin and other street drugs. In his new book, Fentanyl, Inc.: How Rogue Chemists are Creating the Deadliest Wave of the Opioid Epidemic (Grove Atlantic), Westhoff exposes the origins of synthetic opioids and the devastating consequences of a drug crisis that is ravaging families and communities across America.

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